Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Online)
Digital Exhibition

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Online Exhibition
  • Dates:
    Permanent Exhibition
  • Where:
    WSHS website
  • Tickets:


  • Accessibility:

    Accessible online

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Seattle
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Images included in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Seattle online exhibition.


In November, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King visited Washington State for the first time. Experience the story of his historic visit to Seattle through images, videos, and oral histories, and meet some of the people–like Reverend Dr. Samuel McKinney and Governor Albert Rosellini–who shaped his visit. (Best if viewed on desktop or PC.)

Dr. King’s Visit to Seattle Online Exhibition

Background image: King delivers a speech to University of Washington students and faculty in Meany Auditorium. Credit: Washington State Archives.

Educational Resources

Tacoma's Struggle for Civil Rights

Learn about how Tacoma’s Black citizens worked to end discrimination before the civil rights movement even began.

WSHS Museum Civil Rights Activity

Engage your family on a visit to the Washington State History Museum with this Civil Rights Activity guide for kids!

The Right to Dream Star Art Activity with Valencia Carroll

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What is your dream? Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the arts with this engaging and fun family-friendly activity, using easily available materials.

About the artist:

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Online) 6Valencia Carroll is a passionate teaching artist, who combines her training and experiences in art and art therapy. After earning her MA in Art Therapy at The George Washington University in DC, she worked as a Board Certified Art Therapist with families and children for several years schools and mental health clinics. She then went on to art school to complete her studies in classical oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art.

In her studio practice, Valencia creates representational oil paintings using “classical realism” techniques. She experiments with lighting, color harmony and composition in her figurative and still-life works. Her goal is to create artwork that is beautifully crafted and that also serves as a reflection of her worldview.

Valencia has exhibited, presented and taught at several locations throughout western Washington including the Washington State History Museum, ShoreLake Arts, Northwest African American
Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Seattle Theatre Group to name a few. In addition to recently
completing a successful public art project through the city of Redmond, WA, Valencia was a
recipient of the Artist Trust – 2021 Grants for Artists’ Progress award. Valencia has also worked
several years as an Art Docent Program Coordinator in the Northshore School District where she
has enjoyed sharing the stories and techniques of art and art making process with K-5 students
and their parents.

Educational Resources

Right To Dream Star Activity Sheet

Use this star to imagine and think about YOUR dream. Activity sheet to accompany the video.